20 April 2009

Siemens PLM Software Executive to Moderate MRO Transformation Panel at MRO Military Symposium 2009

PLANO, Texas, April 20, 2009 – Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Timothy Nichols, managing director of Aerospace and Defense Global Marketing for Siemens PLM Software, will moderate a panel session entitled “Next Generation Performance-Based Contracting” at this week’s AVIATION WEEK MRO Military Symposium 2009.

The panel session, focused on transforming the business model and processes behind sustaining new weapon system acquisitions, will take place on April 22 at 3 p.m. at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.

“The issue of military logistics transformation is critical to an organization’s future success,” said Nichols. “Military original equipment manufacturers (OEM) as well as government fleet-support enterprises are increasingly recognizing the need to transform their maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations from a disparate, manual process to a more disciplined, automated approach that involves a single digital platform across the total support enterprise to meet performance-based operational commitments, boost workforce productivity and manage total cost of ownership.”

The 2009 MRO Military Symposium brings together senior military leaders responsible for support of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) weapon systems to join in strategic planning sessions and share best practices, lessons learned and emerging ideas or technologies in the field of MRO. For more information about the 2009 MRO Military Symposium, visit www.aviationweek.com/events/current/mil/.

About Siemens PLM Software Leadership in Aerospace & Defense

Siemens PLM Software is used extensively by the top 15 Aerospace & Defense original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and has accrued more experience in Aerospace & Defense in mission-critical operations than any other comparable PLM product. With unparalleled experience as the enterprise collaboration platform for many of the largest aerospace integrated digital environments, Siemens PLM Software is now the de facto provider of PLM and facilitator of enterprise transformation for the Aerospace & Defense industry.

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 5.9 million licensed seats and 56,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions that help them turn more ideas into successful products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

About Siemens Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services. With around 42,900 employees worldwide Siemens Industry Automation achieved in fiscal year 2008 total sales of EUR8.7 billion.

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